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Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

This Winter Salad is stuffed with everything good - but don't save it for a Holiday - it's just too good for that!

Thanksgiving. It’s over. Or is it? If you need Leftover Turkey ideas, be sure to see my 12 Days of Turkey, which is now a collection of over 40 recipes for T-Day leftovers. Hopefully, you had a big salad like this Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Roasted Pecans for Thanksgiving. If not, maybe make it, now. And toss some leftover turkey in it if you’d like.

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans
Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

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Shortcut Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) or Pho Ga Tay Instant Pot or Stove-top

Pho Ga Quick & easy - shortcut from your Thanksgiving leftovers or make with leftover or poached chicken

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I decided to make Pho Ga. Vietnamese Chicken Soup. And now, I’m sure you’re wondering “What on this side of heaven does Pho Ga have to do with the Great American Turkey Day?” Ahem. Thanksgiving, that is.

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup - Pho Ga or Chicken Pho
Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup – Pho Ga or Chicken Pho, shortcut version

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Cranberry Sauce with Apple & Port: Instant Pot or Stove-Top

Cranberry Sauce with Apple & Port: Instant Pot or Stove Top. The apple cuts the cranberry a bit but mostly gives more pectin so this cranberry sauce is very nicely "jellied" but still whole berry sauce. The port makes it earthy!

It seems I’ve hardly gotten past Halloween and now Thanksgiving is looming upon us! And the days go faster every year. Tell me I’m not alone in this! I did want to get a little jump, though, on a couple of recipes that are going to find a place at my table this season.

Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Port Instant Pot or Stove-top
Cranberry Sauce with Apple and Port

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Apple Fritter Bread

So good you'll think you're eating cake. Seriously good!!

Ya’ll I know I love a good quick bread, and judging from the views of the ones on my blog, I think you do, too. Amirite? I think you guys will like this Apple Fritter Bread just as much.

Apple Fritter Bread
Apple Fritter Bread

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Apple Oven Pancakes

Apple Oven Pancake - so quick and easy to make it's hard to believe they're so fantastic!

It’s no secret that I’m not a morning person. And I’m really not that into much breakfast food. So I’m not likely to be standing around the stove flippin’ pancakes at 7:00 a.m. No flippin’ way! But there are some breakfasts I can get behind and this Apple Oven Pancake is one of them.

Apple Oven Pancake
Apple Oven Pancake

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Grandma’s Applesauce Cupcakes

From my Grandma, who was born in 1897 - the BEST applesauce cupcakes!

Do you have old family recipes that just take you back to childhood? Maybe it’s a photo, maybe it’s the first whiff of them baking in the oven, or maybe it’s that first bite? This is one of those for me…my Grandma Irene’s Applesauce Cupcakes. I’d guess these date back to the 1930’s, at least.

Grandma's Applesauce Cupcakes
Grandma’s Applesauce Cupcakes

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Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Oranges, apples & pears & a citrus vinaigrette

I recently made the Stuffed Chicken Roast from Better Home & Garden’s December 2015 issue – I couldn’t help but be inspired by their Harvest Wild Rice Salad, served alongside. Gorgeous greens, wild rice and a citrus dressing caught my eye. Toss in a few apples, pears and toasted pecans and sprinkle on a few dried cranberries or cherries and you have a salad!

Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing
Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apple & Tarragon

I try to eat healthy, fresh vegetables all year ’round, paying attention of course to pricing and seasonality when I can. This year, though, when summer finally hit I felt like I emerged from the house into the sunlight like one of the old-time pioneers I’ve read about, looking for anything green to eat. I’ve learned to trust my cravings, and this Shaved Broccoli Salad helped satisfy them.

Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon
Shaved Broccoli Salad with Apples & Tarragon

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Warm Mulled Cider

Mulled Apple Cider has got to be one of the BEST winter drinks!!

I only know it’s Spring coz I see all recipes out there – asparagus, artichokes, spring peas. *sighs* See, that’s snow outside my window. Better yet, that’s Warm Mulled Cider, inside.

Warm Mulled (Spiced) Cider.
Warm Mulled (Spiced) Cider.

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Irish Apple Cake or Apple Pie Cake . $1.87

There are many names for this part cake, part pie dessert, and just as many recipes. A vague list of ingredients in my Irish Grandmother’s box pointed me towards it, and so began my search to find the particulars. Sometimes old recipes are like that, written I suppose, for the user and not some future progeny!

Irish Apple Pie Cake
Irish Apple Pie Cake

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